10 major changes at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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Every four years, International Cricket Council (ICC) hosts 50-over format's biggest tournament - World Cup. As we get ready to welcome the 11th edition in Australia and New Zealand, there will be few new things this time, compared to 2011 World Cup.

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Though the format for 2015 World Cup remains same, there will be changes - including a new team, when the tournament gets under way on February 14.

10 different things at World Cup 2015


Here are 10 major changes at World Cup 2015 compared to the last edition in 2011

1. World Cup with new fielding restrictions (4 fielders outside the 30-yard circle in non-powerplay overs)

2. Two new balls at either end per innings

3. No runners for batsmen

4. Afghanistan will be the latest team to make World Cup debut after coming through qualifying rounds

5. Introduction of Super Over to decide the final in case of a tie

6. Use of Decision Review System (DRS) in Super Over. 1 unsuccessful DRS per team per over

7. Hot Spot cameras and Real-time Snickometers will be used by the third umpire

8. Two powerplays. Earlier, there were three. 1st powerplay - 1-10 overs mandatory, 2nd block of 5 overs to be used by batting side before the 40th over

9. Increase in prize money from $8 million to $10 million

10. Bowlers can run batsmen out at non-striker's end while backing up unfairly. Batsmen can be given out obstructing the field if they significantly change their direction while running between the wickets thereby obstructing a fielder's attempt to run him out

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